Author: Encyclopaedia Universalis
Publisher: Encyclopaedia Universalis
L’Inquisition se présente comme un tribunal d'exception, et pourtant permanent, qui intervient dans toutes les affaires intéressant la défense de la foi. Les articles qui composent ce Dossier Universalis précisent l'origine et le fonctionnement de cette institution aussi célèbre que mal connue. Ils tissent des liens vers des domaines connexes (hérésie, torture) et évoquent la figure de quelques-uns de ceux qui furent ses promoteurs (Torquemada) ou ses victimes (Galilée). Un ensemble de textes denses et informés, tirés du fonds de l'Encyclopaedia Universalis et signés par les meilleurs spécialistes (Jean Favier, Louis Sala-Molins, Alain Le Boulluec, Marcellin Defourneaux, Raoul Vaneigem...).
Author: Georges Darien
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Author: H. ten Have
Publisher: United Nations Educational
Research in technologies at the atomic and molecular levels is rapidly growing worldwide. Their promising applications in medicine, manufacturing and communication range from the development of new drugs and diagnostic tools to pollutant removal and prevention, as well as to the production of stronger and lighter materials and revolutionary ways of storing, retrieving band disseminating information. Public opinion about nanotechnologies is already divided between hopes nourished by their potential benefits and the fear of their possible harmful effects on the environment and humankind. In the face of this divide, Nanotechnologies, Ethics and Politics engages in a rare kind of prospective ethical revolution: What health and environmental issues arise with the use of new materials produced by nanoscale technologies? How might nanoscale devices be controlled, and what concerns attend military and biomedical applications of nanotechnologies? What opportunities might these bring for international cooperation addressing the most pressing needs of developing countries? This volume brings together 14 experts from around the globe - advisors to the World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST) - who discuss the state of the art of nanotechnology, examine the controversy surrounding its definition and explore related ethical and political issues. The aim is stimulate a fruitful interdisciplinary dialogue about nanoscale technologies among scientists, ethicists, policymakers, special interest groups and the general public.
Author: Cristine Mackie
Publisher: New Amsterdam Books
The West Indian kitchen today, five hundred years after Columbus, is a wonderful blend of flavors and cooking styles. The islands are blessed with some of the richest soils in the world, and the different peoples who have settled there have developed a vibrant hybrid cuisine. Scottish rebels, enslaved Africans, indentured Portuguese and Chinese, and finally the East Indians–all of these brought with them their traditional foods and cooking techniques. This book takes as its framework the stratified history of the islands from the early times of European exploration to the present day. The author draws extensively on original sources, such as diaries, which describe voyages from the China Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the Atlantic, and the implantation of new lives in the islands. She has collected recipes from the differing cuisines of all the peoples who live on the islands, and she portrays the way of life that has developed through the generations. She writes: "The Caribbean is an esthetic as full of emotion as a work of art. The air you breathe, the light that fills you, the myriad voices of nature and the past, the soil that provides for you-all these, wrapped together, are expressed in the kitchen."
Author: Peter Hyballa, Hans-Dieter Te Poel
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
Learn how a nation of about 16 million inhabitants can regularly produce world-class players or coaches like Johan Cruyff, Arjen Robben or Dick Advocaat and Louis van Gaal.
Author: Alexandre Koyre
Originally published in English in 1973. This volume traces the development of the revolution which so drastically altered man’s view of the universe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The "astronomical revolution" was accomplished in three stages, each linked with the work of one man. With Copernicus, the sun became the centre of the universe. With Kepler, celestial dynamics replaced the kinematics of circles and spheres used by Copernicus. With Borelli the unification of celestial and terrestrial physics was completed by abandonment of the circle in favour the straight line to infinity.
Author: Robin Renee Sanders
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Dr. Robin Renee Sanders, having lived in Africa for several years, was always struck by the ancestral, socio-historical and educational aspects of certain African cultural practices, especially languages, artifacts, and sign and symbol systems from the Ovahimba in Namibia and Pygmies in Congo, to the Horom, Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, and Fulani of Nigeria. Her experiences on the Continent made her appreciate each and every culture and "its information systems," which in the end she called "communication expressions." The book follows eight extraordinary Nigerian women in the December phase of their lives as they try to preserve the meanings of their endangered sign, symbol, and motif system called Uli (oo-lee). Uli is an acknowledgement of their Igbo history, culture and ancestors. Sanders agrees with others scholars who posit that non-text, non-oral forms of communication expressions such as Nigeria's Uli, and other sign and symbol systems throughout the world, particularly in Africa, are just as important or "viable" as the written word and their meanings should be respected and preserved. Endangered cultural practices, like Uli, are just as important to protect as endangered languages as a symbolic relationship exists between the two.
Author: Daniel Cohen, Thomas Piketty, Gilles Saint-Paul
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Both the "fundamentalist" view and the "institutionalist" view have some relevance. For instance, the decline of traditional manufacturing employment since the 1970s has been associated in every developed country with a rise of labour-market inequality (the inequality of labour earnings within the working-age population has gone up in all countries), which lends support to the fundamentalist view. However, most people agree that institutional differences (minimum wage, collective bargaining, tax and transfer policy, and so forth) between Continental European countries and Anglo-Saxon countries explain why disposable income inequality trajectories have been so different in those two groups of countries during the 1980s-90s, which lends support to the institutionalist view.
Author: G. Wunsch
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book is the result of several years of experience in teaching principles and methods of demographic analysis at the Department of Demography of the University of Louvain. Chapters 1 and 2 deal with the basic principles and methods involved in the two approaches demographers usually take, i.e., cohort and period analysis. Chapters 3-6 are devoted to applying these principles and methods to the particular phenomena with which the demog rapher is especially concerned: mortality, nuptiality, natality, and spatial mobility. In order to maintain coherence, examples have been placed at the end of each major section instead of being dispersed throughout the text. This should enable the reader to grasp both the theory and the example as a whole, rather than envisaging the theory as a particular reply to a specific problem. Finally, each chapter ends with a list of references, to which is added a selection of major books and articles in population analysis drawn mainly from the American, British, and French demographic literature.
Author: Leon Kass
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Originally published: New York: Free Press; Toronto: Maxwell Macmillan Canada; New York: Maxwell Macmillan International, c1994. With new foreword.
Author: Owen Gingerich, James MacLachlan
Publisher: OUP USA
Presents the life and accomplishments of the man considered the "father of the Scientific Revolution" due to his theory that the sun is the center of the solar system and the planets revolve around it.
Author: Anton Sebastian
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
The only work of its kind, this dictionary is uniquely focused on the history of applied science, including medical and biomedical applications. It contains approximately 3000 detailed and extensively researched entries painstakingly compiled by Dr. Anton Sebastian, respected author of A Dictionary of the History of Medicine. A work of exceptional scholarship totaling some 400 double-column pages it contains many rarely seen illustrations from original sources involving hundreds of books and journals. This dictionary offers special value to scientists, doctors, and students as a marvelous source of hard-to-find, authoritative information about notable scientific figures, inventions, terms and dates, captivating anecdotes, and background material. The entries includes each term's Greek and Latin origins and concise biographies.
Author: Phil Ward
In this sequel to Roman Candle, U.S. Major John Randal, commander of Strategic Raiding Forces, returns in Guerilla Command, the third book in a trilogy within the Raiding Forces Series about the Abyssinian Campaign. In Guerrilla Command Major John Randal leads the Abyssinian guerrilla army he has raised against the Italians in central Abyssinia in the final phase of his private guerrilla war. Col. Orde Wingate and the Patriots enter Abyssinia in the north and begin a cross country advance to Addis Abba. Attacking out of the Sudan with the 4th and 5th Indian Divisions the Kaid runs into trouble at the mountain fortress of Kerne on the way to the Red Sea Port of Massawa. While East Africa Force out of Kenya races up the coast to Mogadishu then across the desert to Addis Abba with Sir Terry Stones Lounge Lizard Yeomanry armored car regiment leading the way in the fastest blitzkrieg in history. This is the story of an extraordinary military campaign that has been lost to history.